Whole Foods Co-op
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WFC Board

Have Your Say—and Eat It Too

Whole Foods Co-op is policy-run cooperative that is wholly owned, and governed, by our Membership. The Membership elects a Board of Directors to determine how the Cooperative is run. The Board of Directors establishes general policies that define the role and responsibilities of the hired General Manager who conducts the day-to-day operations. As an Owner, the Whole Foods Co-op is your store, and you have a voice in its direction, either through your vote, serving on committees and/or on the Board as an elected director.

The Board meets every fourth Monday of the month at 5:30pm. (Time subject to change due to holidays and Co-op events.)

Your Co-op was built on the energy and ideas of many. As we continue to grow, dedicated and energetic Board members are a necessity. But what does the Board do?

  • Board members are LEADERS. They provide a link between WFC and its Owners.
  • Board members are SERVANTS. They attend monthly meetings, monitor policies, serve on committees, network with other co-ops, and take advantage of training opportunities so they can continue to build a healthy, effective voice for our Ownership.
  • Board members are STEWARDS. They ensure the long-term financial health and sustainability of WFC and the performance of the General Manager with respect to compliance with the Board’s policies, WFC’s Articles and Bylaws, applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and WFC’s ENDS Statement.
  • Board members are VISIONARIES. They focus on the future of our Co-op and its sustainable growth.

Meetings of the Board of Directors, except for closed sessions, are open to WFC Owners. If you have an item for discussion at a Board meeting, please submit your item in writing by the first Friday of the month in which you request the Board’s consideration. Such agenda items will be subject to time constraints at the Board meeting.

Email: wfcbod@wholefoods.coop

Board of Directors
Attn: Agenda
Whole Foods Co-op
610 E 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55805

Current Governing Documents:
Articles of Incorporation  9/19/2012
Bylaws  5/19/2008

2017 Board Meeting Dates and Agenda:
Available Here

Board Meeting Minutes:
Available Here

Interested in Running for the Board?

WFC encourages Owners to participate in the life of the Co-op and provide input into the direction that we take. Serving on the Board of Directors is one of the most rewarding and challenging ways that Owners can become involved.

Board members must:

  • Care about the needs of our community, our Co-op Owners and staff.
  • Uphold the standards of professionalism, advocacy and commitment.
  • Learn about the cooperative principles, the cooperative business model, and policy governance.
  • Communicate regularly with each other, with the General Manager and with Owners.
  • Have an interest in sustainable agriculture, food and health issues, and other topics of concern to the Co-op.

Still interested?

If so, applicants must:

  • Be a Primary WFC Owner for a minimum of ninety (90) consecutive days prior to application deadline
  • Have attended one of the most recent 12 Board meetings before the August 1 deadline
  • Be willing to attend monthly meetings and serve a three-year term
  • Provide a current resume and references
  • Participate in an interview, prior to the election, with members of the recruitment committee
  • Review and fill out the Board Application Packet and turn it in to any WFC Board member or send your packet to:

Board of Directors
Whole Foods Co-op
610 E 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55805

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